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apologized today to california attorney general, let harris. the president created a stir yesterday calling her quote the best looking attorney general in the country during an appearance in the bay area. >> the president did speak with attorney general harris last night after he came back from his trip and called her to apologize. for the distraction created by his comments. >> attorney general harris is office issued a statement today saying quote the attorney general and the president have been friends for many years, they had a great conversation yesterday and she strongly supports him. >> how about this, after years of cuts summer school is being restored at california's unity colleges. the summer term at most junior colleges was slashed by 60% during economic crisis. between 2007 and 2012 community colleges lost $1.5 billion in funding. money generated from voter approved prop 30 will go to the community college system with the aim of restoring faculty and classes. >> amateur fishermen gearing up for the start of salmon season tomorrow. salmon fishing will be allowed along the coast
general kamala harris has accepted president obama's apology today after he made an off-handed remark commenting on her appearance yesterday. >>> mr. obama praised harris who is a long time friend as a tough administrator of the loss who gives everyone a fair shake. but then he also added she also happens to be, by far, the best-looking attorney general in the country. but it's caused a bit of a dust storm. >> they are old friends and good friends. he did not want in any way to diminish the attorney general's professional accomplishments. >> tonight, ms. harris's spokesperson said they've been friends for many years. she strongly supports him. >>> a federal judge says the government must make the morning after pill available to women of all ages. the ruling in a brooklyn court took the latest step in a long legal saga known as plan b. but the decision goes against the government's position. you might recall in 2011 when the health and human services overruled the same plan. the justice department will decide on whether to appeal today's ruling. >>> nasa has an ambitious plan to tame a
comment. >> attorney general harris issued a statement saying quote, the attorney general have been friend for many years and they had a great consideration yesterday and she strongly supports him. you can go to ktvu.com to hear more of the response of the white house president, just find the comments section. >>> it happened about 11: 30 this morning at the intersection of bush and stockton street. the manhole cover flew off hitting a vehicle. flames can be seen coming from the exposed hole injuries was reported. >>> a major court ruling involving a widely use contraceptive. >>> the rule can now be living under his own roof. >>> clouds moving in the part of the bay area tonight. coming up we'll break down the weekend of shower chances and when the 80s resurface on this friday forecast. >>> police reviewing surveillance footage from inside a taxi can hopes to find a carjacker who led them on a chase tonight. you are looking at the video of the chase. it started at san francisco state university. the can drive helping sick passenger fro can. wher thooef crashed the vehicle and took off runn
:00. >>> a comment made by california attorney general harris, is creating quite a stir. he was speaking at a fund raising event when he spoke about harris. he called her brilliant, dedicated and tough, and then he praised her critical appearance. reaction on social media was also fast with harris becoming one of the top ten trends on twitter. president obama's exact words were, quote, she also happens to be by far the best looking attorney general in the country. harris is here. >> we reached out to harris for reaction. her office said, no comment. >>> the president left the bay area shortly after that event in ather to know. there was no formal send off. this was a political trip to raise money for democratic candidates. ten minutes later and 20 mondays ahead of schedule. >>> the president to and from the fundraiser was for a lunch and brunchion, those who paid thousands of dollars. >> keystone excel pipeline. it's estimated president obama raised more than three and a quarter million dollar during his bay area visit. >>> a teenager shot by oakland police spoke today about the case of mistaken i
attorney general, let harris. the president created a stir yesterday calling her quote the best looking attorney general in the country during an appearance in the bay area. >> the president did speak with attorney general harris last night after he came back from his trip and called her to apologize. for the distraction created by his comments. >> attorney general harris is office issued a statement today saying quote the attorney general and the president have been friends for many years they had a great conversation yesterday and she strongly supports him. >> how about this, after years of cuts summer school is being restored at california's unity colleges. the summer term at most junior colleges was slashed by 60% during economic crisis. between 2007 and 2012 community colleges lost $1.5 billion in funding. money generated from voter approved prop 30 will go to the community college system with the aim of restoring faculty and classes. >> amateur fishermen gearing up for the start of salmon season tomorrow. salmon fishing will be allowed
. >> the president did speak with attorney general harris last night after he came back from his trip and he called her to apologize for the distraction created by his comment. maybe he was just planning to pay a compliment, but now the white house spokesman is having to answer for it and the president didn't mean to insult anyone. >> he recognizes the challenge women continue to face in the workplace and should not be judged based on appearance. >> the fact the president talked about women's looks created backlash. >> her capabilities and i would note that he called her in those same comments, brilliant, dedicated, and tough. >> every word you utter is potentially atactable. that's just the way life is in the world of politics. >> former san francisco mayor knows both people well. his take? >> it wasn't anything about that, that was a lie. she clearly is the most attractive attorney general in the country. physically, brain wise, principle, and all the other things that go with that comment. >> what does harris think? she's not taking this all too seriously, according to her office. the att
friend and ally, california attorney general kamala harris. in front of the group of about 250 people, the president described harris as brilliant, dedicated, and tough. he then added, she is, quote, by far the best attorney general in the country. the audience, including miss harris, laughed, but online many questioned why the president even mentioned her looks and they're asking if he would have done the same if the attorney general was a man of not everyone was critical. a male blogger for the "washington post" wrote that the president, quote sporks the god's honest truth and everyone should just lighten up. we reached out to attorney general harris who was not available for comment. >>> today was the day we were supposed to see the first facebook phone. maybe. facebook did roll out something new today. our tech reporter scott budman spent the day at the headquarters and he joins us now. >> not a facebook phone but actually something that makes a lot more sense. a new faster way to get facebook on your phone. >> reporter: first things first, there is no facebook phone. at least not
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general kamala harris by far the best looking attorney general. it created quite a buzz and uproar. some see it as a troubling pattern with a woman's success being linked to her appearance and it is unseemly for the president of the united states to say that. how has he reflected on his comments since them and has he called harris? >> the president did speak with attorney general harris last night after he came back from his trip and he called her to apologize for the distraction created by his comments. >> he felt like he messed up? >> look, i think i made clear he apologized for creating this distraction and believes very strongly that attorney general harris is an excellent attorney general and that she's done great work and she is dedicated and tough and brilliant. >> harris's office has also put out a statement in response to the president's comments. her communications director saying the attorney general and the president have been friends for many years. they had a great conversation yesterday and she strongly supports him. so, wolf, clear that she's not taking any offense but we
thursday. mr. obama praised california attorney general camilla harris, a long time friend of his and michelle obama's as a tough administrator of the law who gives everybody a fair shake. but then mr. obama added, she also happens to be, by far, the best looking attorney general in the country. it's the kind of thing president obama has said on occasion about men and no one complained. >> there he is. the good-looking guy in the front here. [ laughter ] >> reporter: this time critics, mostly women, pounced. >> i'm sure he meant to pay a compliment and be nice, but it just divides women. it divides people up to separate them by looks. >> reporter: back home the president called harris to make amends. >> you know, they are old friends and good friends. he did not want in any way to diminish the attorney general's professional accomplishments. >> when we talk about a woman in an official position and talk about her appearance it does seem to take attention away from her accomplishments. >> reporter: tonight harris's spokesman said the attorney general and the president have been fri
paid to california attorney general kamala harris. she is not offended. the two are friends. but some critics are calling the remark - sexist. at a fundraiser in the bay area yesterday. the president called harris brilliant and dedicated. then added that she's 'by far - the best looking attorney general.' some say it was sexist to bring up harris's appearance. although white house observers say, the president has commented on people's appearance in the past. most of them --- men. >> jacqueline: if we are going to get just traces for rainfall. the rest of the bay area will see precipitation in the morning. right now, we can see the tail end of this system after offshore. we will see some light rain for the north bay most of ops will see it missing us. light showers and by south of the golden gate clearer conditions. in fact, sunshine. clouds increasing and the second round of rainfall approaching hit/mess. light showers along the coast and from five-10:00 a.m. slightly towards the golden gate and ongoing snow showers at 2:00 p.m.. and for the sierras, continuing snowfall for early mond
backlash from california's attorney general, kamala harris. he said, quote, she's brilliant. she's dedicated. she's tough. she also happens to be by far the best looking attorney general, it's true, come on. the audience reacted with a mixture of surprise and laughter. you can imagine the response on twitter. many called the comments sexist. others asking, what's the big deal? new york magazine tweeted, obama's comment about kamala harris is disgraceful and really terrible for equality. he probably intended to pay her a comment, but she deserves better. neither harris or her office responded. >>> for the first time, more americans believe marijuana should be legal, then illegal. a new pew poll show the majority of americans support legalizing it. 52%. 12% of americans supported decriminalizing pot in 1969. it's jumped 11% in three years. 72% say the cost of enforcing marijuana laws is more trouble than it is worth. only a third of americans say smoking it is morally wrong. slightly more believe it's a gateway drug to other controlled substances. >>> police officers in jackson, mi
a meeting with cal doj. we're appreciative to attorney general harris for actually taking a chance on san francisco. we will be the first police department in the state of california to have california department of justice information available on a mobile device. we believe that we have the security worked out and again it's going to keep the officers in the field, go a long way to helping us bridge that gap until we get to full staffing. our next slide, capital improvement, the golden gate park stables is about a quarter of a million dollars. our lake merced renovation to the range, about a half million dollars already approved. requested mission security fencing. the traffic relocation hall of justice which is part of the easter bond, too, and then district station academy improvements, things like the roofs that are just outside what we call the [speaker not understood] just before you bring custodies into the station. parking lot pavements, air conditioning and electrical upgrades and hot water supply systems. these are all things that have been left wanting over the years. and then
attorney general harris said the immigration holds are optional and several counties have stopped complying with federal authorities. >> senate majority leader plans to unveil new legislation to repeal cuts that are now beginning to sting. read wants to use savings from the draw down of troops to repeel the cuts. affects are beginning to ripple throughout the government and economy. most visible was air travel delays. timing of the effort is unclear it and faces long odds. republicans will oppose the move saying the savings were never intended to be spent in the first place. two other senators urging the obama administration to post own furloughs for air traffic controllers. kansas republican say the cuts are hurting the economy. lawmakers want furloughs postponed to give time to find a remedy. air traffic control cut backs are facing delays nationwide. >> pressure building on a district attorney to resign in texas because she was found drunk driving. the video shows her losing her balance, and failing several times to try to walk a straight line. she pleaded guilty and is serving a 45 day
? president obama, if that's his real name, has apologized to general harris for complementing her looks. obama introduced her at a fundraiser and said, she's so hot that boy scouts could roast marshmallows around her. >> what? >> no, i said that. she is dedicated and she is tough. she also happens to be the best-looking attorney general in the country. controversial as it was, the white house said obama did call her to apologize about his horrible language. >> there he is, a good-looking guy in the front here. >> he is a good-looking guy. >> i want him. >> that's right, the other guy. there he is right there. the good-looking guy. i have to say all of you look pretty good without your playoff bee beards. they're pretty good-looking guys. >> he's an equal opportunity hara harasser, quid pro quo. obama routinely calls accomplished men good-looking. it's mainly a verbal tic. does it make it okay? >> is it okay? this dish doesn't go out and seek unwanted complements from women in the workplace, do they? it's not presidential to go around and start distributing kmim compliments to people, an
attorney general camilla harris. >> out in california, a fundraiser, having a nice time and i happened to mention camilla harris is the best looking attorney general in the country. as you might imagine, i got in trouble when i got back home. [laughter] who knew eric holder was so sensitive! >> i recognize this job can take a toll on you. i understand second term you need a burst of new energy, try some new things, and then my team and i talked about it. we were willing to try anything so we borrowed one of michelle's tricks. [laughter] [applause] >> it wasn't just the capitol hill crowd who attended the annual affair. that's san francisco mayor ed lee right there. he's back east making good on a super bowl bet with baltimore, and it appears he decided to make a stop in dc to hear what this year's host, conan o'brien, had to say. >> it's amazing to think how much our country has changed in 18 years. think about it. if in 1995 you told me wield that in 2012 we an african-american president with the middle name hussein who was just re-elected to a second term in a sluggish economy, i wou
serves up controversy. his comment about california attorney general kamala harris that some say is sexist. >> it was a bullet. i guess he grazed me. >> a teenage boy wounded by oakland police in a ktvu news exclusive we hear his accounts moments before the shooting. >>> this morning on westbound 24 it looks pretty good. we'll tell you more about the morning commute and the bay weather. >>> good morning. a lot of low clouds. it will be partly to mostly sunny for awhile. high clouds come in mild and muggy and warm. >>> here's a quick look at some of the top stories we are following right now. the san francisco police are looking for the person who stole a taxi. the overnight pursuit went to pacifica and ended on the campus of san francisco state. the suspect got out of the car and was able to escape from officers. we'll have a live report at the top of the hour. >>> off duty paramedic shot in oakland died yesterday afternoon at the hospital. on tuesday 34-year-old quinn boyer was shot in the head at a stop sign on keller avenue. police have not confirmed reports that this was an a
. his comment about california attorney general kamala harris that some say is sexist. >> it was a bullet. i guess he grazed me. >> a teenage boy wounded by oakland police in a ktvu news exclusive we hear his accounts moments before the shooting. >>> this morning on westbound 24 it looks pretty good. we'll tell you more about the morning commute and the bay weather. >>> good morning. a lot of low clouds. it will be partly to mostly sunny for awhile. high clouds come in mild and muggy and warm. >>> here's a quick look at some of the top stories we are following right now. the san francisco police are looking for the person who stole a taxi. the overnight pursuit went to pacifica and ended on the campus of san francisco state. the suspect got out of the car and was able to escape from officers. we'll have a live report at the top of the hour. >>> off duty paramedic shot in oakland died yesterday afternoon at the hospital. on tuesday 34-year-old quinn boyer was shot in the head at a stop sign on keller avenue. police have not confirme
compliment perhaps to california's attorney general kamala harris. here is the quote from last night's fundraiser. quote you have to be careful to first of all say she is brilliant and she is dedicated and she is tough and she is exactly what you would want in anybody who is administering the law and making sure everybody gets a fair shake. she also happens to be by far the best looking attorney general in the country. hum. president obama later called harris to apologize according to white house press secretary jay carney who was pushed on the issue by our own brianna keeler who joins us live from the white house. presidents don't apologize every day. this one doesn't apologize very often. what happened? >> reporter: it seems they do apologize when something they say creates quite an uproar and certainly this created a huge conversation. some people wondered if he was just paying harris a compliment but some others sort of piping up and saying you know perhaps this is sexist. they say it's troubling that there may be a pattern that a woman's appearance is linked to her success profe
the appearance of attorney general kamala harris that is raising eyebrows. >>> good morning. on the sunol grade we are looking good. mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! don't stress. we can figure this out. [ male announcer ] get the speed to make a great first impression. call today to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. this is delicious. ♪ [ male announcer ] save the day in an instant. at&t. ♪ >>> good morning. we have a lot of areas of fog. fog low clouds. local drizzle. mostly sunny for awhile and higher clouds drift in late. partly sunny and partly cloudy today. 60s to near 70. >>> a comment by president obama made about kamala harris is getting a lot of comments today. president called harris brilliant, dedicated, and tough. then he said she also happens to be by far the best looking attorney general in the country. some critics call the remarks inappropriate and sexist. soon after that the president headed back to washington, d.c
the appearance of attorney general kamala harris that is raising eyebrows. >>> good morning. on the sunol grade we are looking good. mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! don't stress. we can figure this out. [ male announcer ] get the speed to make a great first impression. call today to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. this is delicious. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] save the day in an instant. at&t. ♪ ♪ >>> good morning. we have a lot of areas of fog. fog low clouds. local drizzle. mostly sunny for awhile and higher clouds drift in late. partly sunny and partly cloudy today. 60s to near 70. >>> a comment by president obama made about kamala harris is getting a lot of comments today. president called harris brilliant, dedicated, and tough. then he said she also happens to be by far the best looking attorney general in the country. some critics call the remarks inappropriate and sexist. soon after th
's fund- raisers, the president also reportedly made comments about attorney general kamala harris. he called her brilliant, dedicated and tough. he also says, she also happens to be, by far, the best looking attorney general. that got people in the crowd laughing. >>> the rain is keeping emergency crews busy. the saturated ground in sonoma county helped to bring this big tree down. traffic was turned around was the tree was removed. the heaviest rainfall came this morning and then cloudy skies and scattered showers lingered throughout the day. our meteorologist has been tracking the storm. one area ended up getting almost an inch today. >> the north bay picking up the bulk of the rainfall, especially earlier this morning. outside right now, we have some cloud cover to deal with. but the rainfall total is pretty impressive over the past 24 hours. santa rosa, coming up for you right now, santa rosa, .92 inches. parts of the north bay picking up over an inch of rain. san francisco, you see these amounts begin to taper off as you do head sout
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consummated a california fund-raiser yesterday . saying this about california attorney-general, harris, brilliant and dedicated. tough. she also happens to be by far the best looking attorney general. some are defending the president. others labeling the remarks sexist. the president called late yesterday joe paula as for their mark and the distraction caused. firstly michele obama also grabs the headlines of her own for ransom but yesterday. >> believe me, as a single mother or i shouldn't say single, as a busy mother sometimes, you know, when you have ausband who is president and can feel like you're single, but he is there. lori: she recovered well. you know, working moms. they have a tough sometimes. next, five years ago these three men were suddenly the most powerful men in the world. a new book, their efforts to contain the panic that threatens to bring down the global system. to bring down the global system. we're this is $100,000. to bring down the global system. we're we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right back. they didn
fundraising visit he reached california attorney general harris by phone andxd poll jaysd for calling her quote by far the best lacking attorney general in the country. >> you know he believes and fully recognizes the challenges women or fully recognize the challenge women continue to face in the workplace and that they should not be judged based on appearance. >>reporter: even though the president also praised the san francisco democrat for her brilliance, dedication and her toughness, before he xlimentd her looks the president comment caused a national debate over whether saying anything about a woman's appearance has any place in a professional setting. obama and harris do share a friendship seen here greeting her with a peck on the cheek last year. she doesn't appear to be offended by his comment. in a statement her office said the attorney general and the president have been friend for many years. they had a great conversation yesterday and she strongly supports him. rebecca heads the state women commission. she's glad an uproar erupted because it shows prague 40's a time just 1
name, has apologized to general harris for complementing her looks. obama introduced her at a fundraiser and said, she's so hot that boy scouts could roast marshmallows around her. >> what? >> no, i said that. she is dedicated and she is tough. she also happens to be the best-looking attorney general in the country. controversial as it was, the white house said obama did call her to apologize about his horrible language. >> there he is, a good-looking guy in the front here. >> he is a good-looking guy. >> i want him. >> that's right, the other guy. there he is right there. the good-looking guy. i have to say all of you look pretty good without your playoff bee beards. they're pretty good-looking guys. >> he's an equal opportunity hara harasser, quid pro quo. obama routinely calls accomplished men good-looking. it's mainly a verbal tic. does it make it okay? >> is it okay? this dish doesn't go out and seek unwanted complements from women in the workplace, do they? it's not presidential to go around and start distributing kmim compliments to people, and i'm sure the people
attorney general harris told us about new legislation that is helping thousands of homeowners to fight foreclosure. however, there are thousands of others here in the bay area who are simply out of luck when it comes to saving their homes. the rules are stacked against them. tonight we have a joint investigation by nbc bay area and the center for investigative reporting. steven joins us tonight from the newsroom. steven? >> reporter: raj, it's been more than a year since 49 states attorneys general settle with the five biggest banks over questionable knorr closure practices. but we found thousands of bay area homeowners still in legal limbo, a quarter of them have been facing foreclosure for three years or more. this process raises questions about how much money the banks are making while the legal process stretches on and on and homeowners to face foreclosure suffer. a family christmas tree stood in the corner of thomas' san ramone home for months after the holidays, a painful reminder of very tough times. >> for the first time in my life i didn't celebrate christmas. >> reporter: no
harris the nation's best looking attorney gener general. was this sexist or being blown out of proportion. gio benitez has the story. >> reporter: good morning, dan, good morning, bianna. this has sparked quite the debate across the country but as you're about to see the president seems to like complimenting people on their looks. he's done it many times before. this morning the four best teams in college basketball are waking up in atlanta. fund-raiser thursday where president obama praised california's attorney general kamala harris. she is brilliant and she is dedicated and she is tough, he said. but that shoutout turned into a controversy when he added this "she also happens to be by far the best-looking attorney general in the country." now that's being called "sexist." >> if you have a powerful man is it okay for him to say to a less powerful woman in front of a group of women you look really great today? >> the great state of california. >> reporter: the president called harris to apologize thursday night. >> you know, he believes and fully recognizes the challenge women continue t
obama has apologized to state attorney general kamala harris after calling her the nation's best looking attorney general. he made the statement yesterday at a private fundraiser in atherton. the audience laughed, acknowledging that he was being humorous. but not everyone is smiling. plenty of people around the country and especially in the social media world were critical of the remarks. the white house says mr. obama apologized to harris for the distraction caused by his comments. kamala harris released a statement saying, "the attorney general and the president have been friends for many years. they had a great conversation yesterday, and she strongly supports him." >>> still to come, emergency birth control now available to everyone. the two major shifts today to give people of all ages access to the plan-b pill. >>> and they aren't old enough to drive but may soon be old enough to voted. the story behind the new push to give 15-year-olds new rights. >> reporter: i'm marianne favro live in fremont. people are celebrating a major milestone as we inch forward to bringing b.a.r.t. to sa
house says president obama has now apologized to california attorney general camela harris for talking about her looks at a bay area fundraiser. this is video of the pair from last year during one of the president's campaign stops here in the bay area. yesterday when the president was back in the bay area he attended a fundraiser in atherton. that's where he called harris quote the best looking attorney general in the country. afterward, some people called his comments insulting and sexist. the white house press secretary addressed the controversy today saying the president called harris late last night to apologize. >> they are old friends and good friends. and he did want in any way to diminish the attorney general's accomplishments and her capabilities. >> harris' camp released a statement and said, they had a conversation yesterday and she greatly supports him. >>> and in petaluma there's a controversy about a dress code. it all has to do with the type of pants girls wear. parents and students are upset. >> reporter: at kenel high in petaluma many girls say the dress code is going
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with attorney general harris last night after he came back from his trip and he called her to apologize for the distraction created by his comments. and they are old friends and good friends. and he did not want in any way to diminish the attorney general's professional accomplishments and her capabilities. and i would note that he called her in those same comments brilliant, dedicated and tough. and she is all those things. she has been a remarkably effective leader. she is a key player in the mortgage settlement which will help many, many middle class families who are struggling to deal with the mortgage situation in this country. and, you know, he believes and fully recognizes that the challenges women -- he fully recognizes the challenge women continue to face in the workplace and that they should not be judged based on appearance. >> so there you heard it from jay carney. the president of the united states picked up the phone and apologized to the attorney general of california for those comments he made. we'll talk a little bit about that with two people who believe, yes, it was a
attorney general kamala harris. >> i'm out in california, we're at a fundraiser, having a nice time, happened to mention that kamala harris is the best looking attorney general in the country. as you imagine i got trouble when i got back home. who knew eric holder was so sensitive. >> wasn't just the capitol hill crowd who attended the affair. that's san francisco mayor ed lee there, back east making good on a super bowl bet with baltimore and appears he decided to make a stop in d.c. to hear what this year's host had to say. >> amazing to think how much our country has changed in 18 years. think about it. in 1995 you had told me that in 2013 we would have an african-american president, with a middle name hussein, who was just re-elected to a second term in a sluggish economy wierks have said oh, he must have run against mitt romney. >> he last hosted the dinner back in 1995. >> new at 11:00, the city of oakland celebrated the anniversary of a national historic landmark. the paramount theater. it celebrated the 40th 40th anniversary. the paramount is one of the finest art deco theat
about california attorney general kamala harris. >> i'm out in california, we're at a fundraiser, having a nice time, happened to mention that kamala harris is the best looking attorney general in the country. as you imagine i got trouble when i got back home. who knew eric holder was so sensitive. >> wasn't just the capitol hill crowd who attended the affair. that's san francisco mayor ed leeack there, back east making d on a super bowl bet with baltimore and appears he decided to make an d.c. stop in d.c. tor what this year's host had to say. >> amazing to think how much our country has changed in 18 years. think about it. in 1995 you had told me that in 2013 we would have an african-american president, with a middle name hussein, who was just re-elected to a second term in a sluggish economy wierks have said oh, he must have run against mitt romney. >> he last hosted the dinner back in 1995. >> new at 11:00, the city of oakland celebrated the anniversary of a national historic landmark. the paramount theater. it celebrated the 40th 40th anniversary. the paramount is one of the finest
of the democratic party's fastest rising stars. >> california state attorney general kamala harris. >> reporter: even mentioned as a possible presidential candidate. she's also a long-time friend and supporter of the president. but when mr. obama gave harris a shoutout during a closed door fund-raiser yesterday, his language struck some as inappropriate. "she is brilliant and she is dedicated and she is tough," he said. but then he added, "she also happens to be, by far, the best-looking attorney general in the country." today, the white house said the president apologized to harris. >> he fully recognizes the challenge women continue to face in the workplace and that they should not be judged based on appearance. >> reporter: as for harris, she said she had a great conversation with the president and, of course, still strongly supports him. david? >> all right, jon karl in front of the white house there tonight. jon, thank you. >>> and this evening, more shockwaves after that shocking video. the rutgers basketball coach, berating his players, shoving them. tonight, the athletic director, who o
apologized to california's attorney general kamala harris for praising her looks at a bay area fund-raiser. this is video of president obama and harris last year, during one of the president's campaign stops in the bay area. the president called harris the best looking attorney general in the country, at a fund- raiser earlier this week in edgerton. the white house says he regrets the distraction his comments caused. >> they are old friends and good friends, and he did not want in any way to diminish the attorney general's professional accomplishments and her capabilities. >> the president has a history of praising people for their looks. he also called sean donovan, interior secretary ken salazar, and secretary of the navy ray mavis good-looking. kamala harris released a statement saying, had a great conversation with the president and strongly supports him. >>> rescuers are continuing to find survivors of a building collapse in india. a 10-year-old girl miraculously climbed out of the debris yesterday. rescuers say they also found a woman alive in the rubble. so far, 72 people hav
harris is easy on the eyes. during a fund-raiser, she is quote, by far the best looking attorney general in the country. now is this really a big deal or much to do about nothing? >> greg: this was a complete horrifying attack on eric holder [ laughter ] >> he was working closely with obama, what am i? he trims his mustache and what does obama do, by the way, baby says good looking a lot. he said it to me many times. if we don't think it's a big deal, i can't get angry. she is good looking. >> andrea: they have a close relationship and they have been friends for years. is it unprofessional for the president or any man to comment on a woman's look in the workplace. >> dana: i think it's all relative. there is a time and place for everything. he saw it as compliment to her. some liberals as how angry and crazy some on the left can be. >> it was angry at bush. >> dana: actually that is true. >> here is another thing, if president obama had to do it over, he probable wouldn't have done it. everything he says gets picked up. he could have been more cautious >> andrea: don't you think feminist
. president obama is under fire this morning for a comment that he made about california's attorney general pamela harris. he was speaking at a fund-raiser and the president said this -- quote -- "she's brilliant, she's dedicated. she's tough. she also happens to be by far the best-looking attorney general. it's true. come on." the president also called harris a great friend and great supporter for many years. she served as california's attorney general since 2011 and she's considered a rising star in the democratic party. she's often mentioned as a potential candidate for governor. bet michelle is not too happy about that one. that is your five at 5. >> north korea taking their threat to a whole new level. they have now placed missiles within range of u.s. bases in the area. we're live in washington with the very latest on this developing story. >> we are hearing reports north korea has positioned two of its missiles on mobile launchers along the east coast of the country. these reported rockets are mid range weapons meaning they are capable of reaching not only south korea and japan but t
that focus on reducing the deficit. >> state attorney general pamela harris has accepted an apology that made a comment that some people thought were appropriate. he said she was by far the best looking attorney general in the country. the state's commission on women is glad about the uproar. >> the look takes away from the accomplishments. you can be very accomplished but your looks make it that much better or that much worse. you don't have to deal with that. >> katie: others would say it would be too bad if men felt they couldn't compliment a woman's looks. >> now to a crime that is on the increase throughout the bay area. it's a simple as it is diabolical. someone knocks on your door and if you do not answer you are next victim. in this case the crime was caught on camera. nice reporter vic lee has the story. >> the security video shows a woman with an infant in her arms appearing te front door. she knocks and rings the doorbell. the homeowner says a nanny is in the house but does not answer because the woman is a stranger. she peers through the window to see if anyone is home. two men ap
,000. also expected at the lunch are the attorney general, kamala harris and mike honda. and early this afternoon, the president to head out of town. he'll only have been here for roughly 20 hours. reporting live here in atherton, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >>> new at a times this morning in the sierra lamar murder case. the man accused of kidnapping and killing her was supposed to be back in court today. nbc bay area's arturo santiago joins us live from san jose with why his arraignment has been continued again. good morning, arturo. >> reporter: good morning, marla. it seems the defense is having some technical difficulty in getting some files and information from the district attorney's office. and because of that, they asked for and were granted a little bit more time before their client enters a plea. antolin garcia-torres wasn't in court as his attorneys asked for his hearing to be continued to two weeks from today. he was arrested back on mai 21st of last year and charged with the kidnapping and murder of 15-year-old sierra lamar. his dna was found on clothing that belon
or not they thought attorney general kamala harris should get involved. >> if you don't have somebody come in and make a determination as to what happened in a binding way, you know, this could just become very messy. >> i'd like to avoid the cost, the delay and, frankly, having somebody who's not familiar with the county organization sort out just the fundamental question, which is is it allowed or not. >> the supervisor is requesting the county's legal team figureout if the d.a. is allowed to grant that time off. county executive told our investigative unit that he's sending a letter to the attorney general tomorrow. he welcomes an outside review. >>> now, if you have a tip for our investigative unit, give us a call at 888-996-tips or send us an e-mail to theunit@nbcbayarea.com. >>> lawmakers are denying nonprofit youth groups that discriminate based on jend identity, race, sexual orientation, nationality or religious affiliation. that means they would have to pay corporate taxes on donations and income from fees. some say he's already drawn free rent, but this would make california the first state
marketing firms and they -- utilizes data from third party marketing firms. >>> california attorney general kamala harris spoke about the need for protecting privacy while developing apps. she said there should be a balance between the need for information and the right to privacy. >>> san francisco police are looking for an armed robber so they say they can help him. he robbed a donut shop on monday but police say before he ran away he was stabbed several times by the store owner and may have life threatening injuries. police are looking for him because they worry he could die without medical attention. >> everybody is important to us. both victims and suspects. >> the owner of the donut shot was shocked by the a-- shot by the robber and is now recovering recovering. >>> today officials confirmed a boat that washed ashore in washington state did travel from japan after the tsunami. it boat did have five fish inside. this is a photo of one of the fish. >>> in san jose beavers moved in not far from the home of the sharks. they are now in the river near hp pavilion. the family is made up of a
marketing firms. >>> california attorney general kamala harris spoke about the need for protecting privacy while developing apps. she said there should be a balance between the need for information and the right to privacy. >>> san francisco police are looking for an armed robber so they say they can help him. he robbed a donut shop on monday but police say before he ran away he was stabbed several times by the store owner and may have life threatening injuries. police are looking for him because they worry he could die without medical attention. >> everybody is important to us. both victims and suspects. >> the owner of the donut shot was shocked by the a-- shot by the robber and is now recovering recovering. >>> today officials confirmed a boat that washed ashore in washington state did travel from japan after the tsunami. it boat did have five fish inside. this is a photo of one of the fish. >>> in san jose beavers moved in not far from the home of the sharks. they are now in the river near hp pavilion. the family is made up of a pregnant mother and two pups. this is the first time a be
's attorney general kamala harris. "she is brilliant and she is dedicated and she is tough," he said. but that shoutout turned into a controversy when he added this, "she also happens to be by far the best-looking attorney general in the country." now that's being called "sexist." >> if you have a powerful man, is it okay for him to say to a less powerful woman in front of a group of people, you look really great today? >> the great state of california. >> reporter: the president called harris to apologize thursday night. >> you know, he believes and fully recognizes the challenge women continue to face in the workplace and that they should not be judged based on appearance. >> reporter: it's not the first time the president has called a powerful person good looking. in fact, he does it a lot. the hud secretary. >> and there he is, the good-looking guy in the front here. >> reporter: the secretary of the navy. >> there he is right there, the good-looking guy there. over at the end. >> reporter: the sons of israel's prime minister. >> they are very good-looking young men. >> reporter:
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